You don't need a state
You don't need a government
You don't need bosses
You don't need anybody who says to you, how should you live your life.
You can do the most things by yourself, and you can learn the most things by experiences and share these with any other without authoritarian and hierarchy structures.
Du brauchst keinen Staat
Du brauchst keine Regierung
Du brauchst keine Chefs
Du brauchst niemanden, der dir sagt, wie du dein Leben leben sollst.
Man kann die meisten Dinge selbst erledigen und die meisten Dinge durch Erfahrungen lernen und diese mit anderen teilen, ohne autoritäre und hierarchische Strukturen.
Philly Anti-Capitalist: **Clarkvilled Attacked During Eddie Irizarry Riots**
"Submission On Tuesday, September 26, during the widespread looting, a small group attacked Clarkville. It’s another business that’s gentrifying West Philly and exploits its workers. After hearing about the looting we decided it was an easy way to contribute to the chaos. We read a cool zine called Toward Insurrection, in that zine they talk…"
Philly Anti-Capitalist: **TWO UPDATES ON THE WORLDWIDE CAMPAIGN AGAINST FUR.**
"from Unoffensive Animal [This post only contains information relevant to Philadelphia and the surrounding area, to read the entire article follow the above link.] Two main updates from the Campaign Against the Fur Trade this month. Second, an anonymous group released around 7,000 mink from a farm in Northumberland county, Pennsylvania, making state news.…"
It's Going Down: **Portland, OR: Industrial Timber Conference Disrupted by Protesters; Windows Busted Out**
"In so-called Portland, Oregon, protesters mobilized this week to disrupt the “Who Will Own the Forest Conference,” which according to Oregon Live, brought together such corporate interests as “leading names in the timber industry…[like] Weyerhaeuser, and international investment firms like J.P. Morgan.” According to the website set up for a counter-conference, “Forests Over Profits,” the…"
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The growth of technology at the expense of human personality, and especially the fatalistic submission with which the great majority surrender to this condition, is the reason why the desire for freedom is less alive among men today and has with many of them given place completely to a desire for economic security.
-- Rudolf Rocker
Unicorn Riot: **Queer Migrants Find Shelter and Community in Tijuana Collective House**
"Tijuana, Mexico — As the Biden administration continues in Trump’s footsteps — constructing a 30-foot-tall border wall along the Tijuana/San Diego border and imposing new barriers to seeking asylum in the United States — many activists in Tijuana have continued the quiet, daily work of… The post Queer Migrants Find Shelter and Community in Tijuana Collective House appeared first on UNICORN RIOT. "
IWW: **Montréal-based Wobbly Band Union Thugs on Their First European Tour and More**
"Union Songs Make Us Strong, No. 1 USMUS is an IW column dedicated to the intersection of music and worker struggle. DPM: What should readers know about you and your band? Who are you? When/Where are you performing and what are the best ways to keep up with your recordings and performances? Union Thugs: The … Continue reading "Montréal-based Wobbly Band Union Thugs on Their First European Tour and More""
Anarchist News: **Culture of Solidarity**
"From Freedom News UK Culture of Solidarity is a fast growing mutual aid group based in Tel Aviv-Jaffa in Israel-Palestine, working to provide food security and social aid to underserved communities, as well as cultivating an environment for learning about the root causes of systemic oppression and organising as a resistance movement. We build support networks that run food distributions, warm meals programs, home improvements, debt relief, phone programs for at-risk seniors and families, assistance and aid for asylum seekers, and mo…"
PM Press: **Fascism and the Ku Klux Klan in Bill Campbell and Bizhan Khobabandeh’s “The Day the Klan Came to Town”**
"By Matthew Teutsch As I reread Bill Campbell and Bizhan Khobabandeh’s The Day the Klan Came to Town (2021) recently, my mind kept coming back to another book I have been reading at the moment, Robert O. Paxton’s The Anatomy of Fascism (2005). Campbell and Khodabandeh’s graphic novel tells the story of individuals in Carnegie, …"
Unoffensive Animal: **Two Updates On The Worldwide Campaign Against Fur.**
"Two main updates from the Campaign Against the Fur Trade this month. First, the pressure is continuing against Marc Jacobs, with CAFT dishing out the numbers to call to let them know what you think of their death trade. Pressure continues outside Marc Jacobs stores to let their customers know about the suffering behind the …"
Unoffensive Animal: **Underground Badger Syndicate: Smashing Cages And Breaking Hunter’S Hearts.**
"Since the beginning of the badger cull operation in the UK, over 200k badgers have been killed. Badgers are a protected species in the UK, but because cattle farmers blame them for bovine tuberculosis, every year an intensive cull is organised in specific areas of England in an attempt to reduce the numbers down to …"
Autonomies: **Heating Up: An Interview With Peter Gelderloos On Climate Change And The Fight To Change Everything**
"From It’s going down (19/09/2023) … This summer brought yet another record heat wave, as climate change fueled disasters hit countries around the world, leaving human communities devastated by flooding, wildfires, and storms. While this “new normal” has brought climate change to the forefront of …"
Unoffensive Animal: **Locks Of Butcher Shops And Cheese Shops Glued.**
"Image unrelated to the action Received anonymously via email September, France ENGLISH “Locks of butcher shops and cheese shops glued 3 millions animals die every day in french slaughter houses.Reminders of this massacre are everywhere, so common that they become normal. Butcher shops, cheese shops, dairy shops… These industries are based on the killing and …"
Freedom News: **Culture of Solidarity**
"Culture of Solidarity is a fast growing mutual aid group based in Tel Aviv-Jaffa in Israel-Palestine. …"
Bristol Anarchist Black Cross: **Fireworks at HMP Bristol for Imprisoned Anarchist Toby Shone**
"Anarchists gathered at HMP Bristol on Friday 21 September at 8pm. As darkness fell, fireworks were launched over the prison to protest the rearrest of anarchist Toby Shone and to let him know he is ... Read More"
Unoffensive Animal: **Defend The Atlanta Forest, A Battle Of Many Fronts!**
"Last month a RICO indictment came against 61 people alleged to be a part of Defend the Atlanta Forest. RICO(Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) carries sentences of up to 20 years, some named in the indictment already face charges of Domestic Terrorism carrying between 5 and 30 years by itself. The fund taking donations …"
Defiance: Anarchist Statements before Judge and Jury
"As long as there have been anarchists, we have come into conflict with the law. From the workplace to the street, our actions have put us before judges and juries time and again. Many of us have chosen to maintain our defiant opposition to the law, despite the threat of punishment. This anthology collects the words of anarchists facing condemnation by a court system we don’t believe in."
"On September 27, 1973, former Black Panther and current New African anarchist Kuwasi Balagoon escaped from a New Jersey prison shortly after being convicted of armed robbery.
In 1983, Balagoon was on trial for the robbery of two armored cars and the deaths of two police officers and a rent-a-cop. He defended himself at trial. You can read his final sentencing statement in the book Defiance: Anarchist Statements to Judge and Jury."
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#Anarchism #Repression #State #Prison #AbolishPrisons #BLM
Anarchist News: **Noise Demo for Anarchist Toby Shone (Bristol,UK)**
"From Act for freedom now! Fireworks at HMP Bristol for Imprisoned Anarchist Toby Shone Anarchists gathered at HMP Bristol on Friday 21 September at 8pm. As darkness fell, fireworks were launched over the prison to protest the rearrest of anarchist Toby Shone and to let him know he is never alone. Toby was arrested by an armed police unit while he was driving to Gloucester at 9am on Tuesday 19 September. The arrest was apparently ordered by Ashley Fussell from the National Security Di…"
Agency: **Chava Shapiro and James Clark: It’s Time to Abolish Grand Juries Once and for All**
"The Nation | September 27, 2023 Whether they’re targeting Donald Trump or Cop City protesters, grand juries are an irredeemable and unaccountable tool of... The post Chava Shapiro and James Clark: It’s Time to Abolish Grand Juries Once and for All appeared first on Agency."
Philly Anti-Capitalist: **Dozens arrested as groups break into stores, vandalize businesses across Philadelphia, police say**
"from Mainstream Media The unrest stretched across the city, including Center City, the Northeast, and West Philadelphia. Large groups of young people broke into numerous stores across Philadelphia Tuesday night, stealing merchandise and vandalizing property, Acting Police Commissioner John Stanford said. By midnight, police had arrested more than 20 people, a few of them …"
Anarchist News: **No one owns the forest!**
"No one owns the forest! September 25th, Portland, Oregon Overnight, a group of anarchists attacked the World Forestry Center museum and its conference building next door, destroying doors, windows, and the museum's glass facade before dissapearing into the darkness. The Center is set to host the "Who Will Own the Forest?" conference September 26th-28th. The conference brings together "landowners, asset managers, investors, forest industry executives" and other vampires to plan and adapt their plundering of the forests for capitali…"
Anarchist News: **My Queer Insurrection is Black as Night**
"From Bash Back News Bash Back 2023 was more or less what I expected it to be, a healthy amount of faggotry in-between questionable politics and ultra-violence. Shout out to the wrestling! What was also expected was the all-too-familiar experience of being a black anarchist in the predominately white anarchist subculture. This is why “Black anarchist reflections” felt like the most refreshing thing that’s come out the bb! for me. I feel that it is worth adding a few more things to what those folks sai…"
Libcom: **Latest Rebel Worker Sept. - Oct. 2023**
" Latest Rebel Worker Sept. - Oct 2023 Paper of the Anarcho-Syndicalist Network, Sydney Australia www.rebelworker.org Author ASN Submitted by asn on September 27, 2023 Copied to clipboard Contents: NSW Health News P.2 NSW Railways News P. 3 Letters P.5 Upcoming Sydney Anarcho-Syndicalist Conference P.6 Sydney Buses News P.6 Victorian Railways News P.8 Ukraine War & Crisis P.10 Britain Today: Report on the Troublemakers at Work Conference P.12 Greece P.14 Debate on the NSW BLF & Syndicalist Industrial Strategy P.14 New…"
Anarchist Black Cross Fed.: **Running Down the Walls in Newfoundland & Labrador**
"Our event is October 15th, 2pm-5pm, starting in front of Her Majesty’s Penitentiary (89 Forest Rd) in the Corrections Wellness Garden (lol) with a social to follow at Benevolent Irish Society (30 Harvey Rd). Snacks and water provided. Funds to ABCF Warchest, East Coast Prison Justice Society, and the NL branch of Prison PenPal Project. More […]"
Anarchist News: **Gleefully Cutting My Teeth on Others And In Raucous Filthy Love**
"source: bbnews.noblogs.org I want to begin by saying that I know I am the tendency that you speak of, the queer tendency toward immolation and self-annihilation, that I want to blow up the artificial sun of this world, to go off the rails, to end the nightmare. It hurts and is gut-wrenching to know that I am my mother's child. I can't give a proper followup to the beautiful and eloquent love-letter you wrote. I am the exact type of tendency where I ca…"
PM Press: **What is Marxism?**
"By Howard Moss Socialist Standard July 9th, 2023 Book Review from the July 2023 issue of the Socialist Standard Critique of the Gotha Programme (translated and annotated by Kevin B. Anderson and Karel Ludenhoff, with a new introduction by Peter Hudis and an afterword by Peter Linebaugh, PM Books, 2023) References to Marxists and Marxism …"
Rose City Counter-Info: **World Forestry Center Attacked Ahead Of Conference**
"In the early hours of Monday morning, anarchists attacked two buildings at the World Forestry Center in Portland OR, breaking dozens of windows and several doors before escaping into the night. This attack was carried out just before the World Forestry Center’s annual conference was due to begin. Starting on Tuesday evening, timber CEOs, green … Continue reading "World Forestry Center Attacked Ahead Of Conference""
Freedom News: **Activists crash Europe’s largest drone conference**
"Yesterday, Palestine Action crashed the DroneX Trade Show & Conference …"
Anarchists don’t have to agree on a best way of doing things or to find single answers to questions about the future. Anarchism won’t come to pass when enough people agree on how to live anarchically but rather when enough people feel the price for any other way of life is too high, too bloody. It’s not a single best way of doing things, it’s what’s left when the cops are gone. It’s what free people can build on that foundation.
Libcom: **A volunteer from Kharkov was tortured by the military after trying to leave Ukraine**
" Calling on media in other countries not to keep silence on this story! Author assembly.org.ua Submitted by Thunderbird on September 24, 2023 Copied to clipboard Welcome to join the fundraising of our team for to work on this international column and offline volunteer activities. A couple of cups of coffee in your country, even before the war, could be equivalent to a day's earnings of a worker in Ukraine. Many thanks everyone in advance! …"
Hello, supposedly communist / socialist Tooters - how about alt-texting those "revolutionary" pictures you're posting?
Because if you're excluding visually-impaired workers THEN YOU'RE NOT FUCKING COMMUNISTS, ARE YOU?
fuck me, get a grip and stop with the fucking ableism.
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NYC Anarchist Black Cross: **Running Down the Walls 2023: A Reportback**
"Running Down the Walls 2023 has come and gone. Here in NYC we had a beautiful day to do it, the mid-September New York weather finally feeling like autumn instead of a desert summer. Both Prospect Park and the City itself seemed even busier than usual, with buskers, vendors and birthday parties nearby and marches […]"
In my group of friends and chosen family, we have this thing where if someone needs to hear that they did good, they just tell what they did and ask for praise.
I find that it's actually really healing to have people say they're proud of you, and having the safety to just openly ask for that is amazing.
The state would like to silence revolutionary anarchist propaganda… we will neither be silenced nor stopped, EN/IT/FR/ES Poster in solidarity with those investigated in the ”Scripta Scelera” operation (Italy)
"We are not surprised by operations like this. Ever since anarchism emerged – not from the scholarly abstractions of some philosopher, but from revolutionary experiences, from the aspirations of the oppressed – anarchists’ papers have been hit. States have a long history of massacres, torture, assassinations, thousands of years of imprisonment against revolutionaries. We have the impetus of the dream and the risk of action, the determination of the will and the strength of necessity. And we continue on the path we have taken… Let inquisitors and illustrious magistrates get over it, beyond and against all censorship and repression, we will continue to rejoice every time this authoritarian social reality is attacked, its certainties shattered and troubled by the roar of revolt."
#Anarchism #Repression #Italy
CrimethInc.: **Solidarity among the Displaced : How Russian Anarchists in Exile Supported Armenian Refugee Squatters**
"In Armenia, Russian anarchists in exile set an example of solidarity, supporting Armenian refugees who had squatted the abandoned Ministry of Defense."
#Solidarity among the Displaced
How Russian Anarchists in #Exile Supported Armenian #Refugee Squatters
"Throughout the world, mass displacement is accelerating as climate catastrophe, economic crisis, and war drive millions into exile, both within their own countries and across borders. These mass migrations are exacerbating gentrification, driving up housing costs just as real estate speculation is rendering more and more people homeless. How can displaced people continue to take political action in their new homes, establishing solidarity across ethnic lines in unfamiliar settings? In #Armenia, #Russian anarchists living in exile set one example, supporting Armenian refugees who had squatted the abandoned Ministry of Defense."
#Anarchism #Exil #Migration #Squat #Antireport #MigrationIsAHumanRight
A lot of US political talk tacitly assumes that a purpose of government is to help people. One way this assumption manifests itself is as shock that the government openly facilitates exploitation. They prosecute shoplifting but not wage theft! Littering but not industrial pollution! Jaywalking but not killer self-driving cars! Poor people's tax evasion but corporations pay nothing! Student loan defaults but not COVID money fraud!
Often this discourse contrasts current conditions to an imaginary past when the government did its putative job. The top tax rate used to be 90%! The minimum wage was a lot higher in real dollars! Public universities used to be affordable! But really, when was this supposed golden age?
The first governments that colonists set up on this continent were run by enslaving planters to facilitate slave-based capitalism. During the nineteenth century the planters were replaced by industrialists and financiers to facilitate wage-slave-based exploitation. At some point capitalists subbed in professional politicians but the work didn't change. Any gains workers made were the result of resistance, not government beneficence. If there was actually a time when American governments, federal, state, local, meant to help people, when did it start? When did the plantocracy or its successors relinquish control?
Governments here have *never* been on our side. Their main function has *always* been to facilitate exploitation and the transfer of wealth from poor to rich. At any given point in history they've stolen as much as they could get away with, and if it looks like things used to be better it's only because they didn't yet have the means to make them worse. Capitalism isn't amenable to reform, only to abolition. Of the police, of wage slavery, of coercion as a tool of government. So, you know, smash the state!
The anarchist ideal is large and rich in its diversity. Nevertheless, the role of anarchists in the social struggle of the masses is extremely modest. Their task is to help the masses take the right road in the struggle and in the construction of the new society.
-- Peter Arshinov
it's not intersectional if it doesn't include black people
it's not radical if its inaccessible to the poor
it's not liberation if we left someone behind
- Grace Alexander
Against the Logic of the Guillotine: Why the Paris Commune Burned the Guillotine – and We Should Too
Every word in this article speaks directly to my soul. I have no desire to burn down the world we live in yet every desire to try and help bring about the kind of world I want to live in: a kinder, fairer, more equal and – to steal a phrase from the piece – more joyous one for us all.
Breaking the Spell
Posted on 4. September 2023 by breakingthespell
MURDERD BY MARXISTS: Plakatreihe zu vom Marxismus ermordeten Anarchist*innen
Die Auswirkungen und Funktion der linken Auslöschung anarchistischer Geschichte
Vorwort: Marxismus ist kein Kommunismus
Wenn hier von Marxismus gesprochen wird, ist damit nicht Kommunismus gemeint. Wirklicher Kommunismus ist anti-staatlich, anti-autoritär. Marxismus ist das absolute Gegenteil davon. (Anti-autoritäre) Kommunist*innen und andere anti-staatliche Sozialist*innen und Sozialrevolutionär*innen sind erstmal grundsätzlich unsere Kampfgefährt*innen und sollten tief in unseren Herzen sein, wenn wir über den Marxistischen Terror sprechen. Weil ihre Bewegungen in der Regel kleiner als die Anarchistische waren und bis heute sind, erlitten sie die selbe Unterdrückung ohne die gleiche Solidarität und Unterstützung zu erfahren. Heute ist oft noch mehr ihrer Geschichte vergessen. Eine von ihnen war Evgenia Iaroslavskaia-Marko zu der wir wahrscheinlich noch einen eigenen Beitrag veröffentlichen werden. Genauso wenig sollten wir die anderen „Opfer“ des Marxismus vergessen, dies schließt zahlreiche Marxist*innen, trotz ihrer Beteiligung an der Unterdrückung, mit ein. Das solidarischste was Anarchist*innen, die marxistischen Bekannte haben, für diese tun können ist sie daran zu hindern an die Macht zu kommen.
Trans women have bodies that belong to women, therefore they have women's bodies.
Trans women have penises that belong to women, therefore they have women's penises.
Trans women have biology that belongs to women, therefore they have women's biology.
Trans women have chromosomes that belong to women, therefore they have women's chromosomes.
Trans women have life experiences that belong to women, therefore they have women's life experiences.
Trans women have socialisation that belongs to women, therefore they have women's socialisation.
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What is Justice?
"A world without #police or #prisons doesn´t mean a world where harm isn´t confronted. Our Conciption of justice shape who we are and who we believe the world should work. Learn more about anarchist conceptions of justice in this Episode of A is for Anarchy."